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Mar 3, 2013 8:00am PST
colleagues, senator lindsey graham of south carolina said he's open to that. take a listen. >> to me this is a bipartisan problem. this is the chance to do the big deal. i'm willing to raise revenue. i'm willing to raise $600 billion in new revenue if my democratic friends would be willing to reform entitlements and we can fix sequestration together. >> why not go for the big deal at this point? you mentioned the president's position earlier. his position always was $2 or $3 in spending cuts for every dollar in revenue. right now you're going at a rate of $4 in spending cuts for every dollar in new revenue. are you prepared to sit down and talk about a much bigger deal? >> well, george, what the president is now -- what he pushed recently in the senate this week, the 85 billion small deal with tax increases, that's not going to work. if we're going to increase revenue again, it's got to go to the debt with real entitlement reform and real tax reform when you actually lower rates, and i thinkg that none of that has been in this discussion, so absolutely i think we need to do a big agreemen
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Mar 10, 2013 8:00am PDT
seemed like you worked your way towards being open to it again but senator lindsey graham, one of your allies in the senate is working for a bipartisan immigration reform was surprised. he said "your statements undercuts what we're trying to do and only a bill that has a path to citizenship can get through the senate." >> so senator graham and i talked. he was responding to concerns that were expressed before the book was actually published. i gave him -- he's gotten the book. he's seen it, and in our conversation, i told him that i support his efforts, and i applaud what he's doing, and he concluded after he heard what the thesis of the book is that we're in sync, we're on the same path. the basic premise needs to be that coming to the country legally should be easier with less cost than coming to the country illegally, and if you can create a system like that as is being discussed in the senate and in the house through a path to citizenship, that's fine, but my guess is that will take a long, long time to achieve. in the interim, it's important to take people out from the shadows to
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